Resto SEAT marks 60th

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

SEAT has ex­hib­ited a fully re­stored 600 con­vert­ible at the Au­to­mo­bile Barcelona car show in cel­e­bra­tion of its 60th an­niver­sary.

More than 30 peo­ple spent 1500 hours restor­ing the car, which was un­veiled on 15 May. It needed painstak­ing elec­tronic and me­chan­i­cal work hav­ing been sit­ting for 25 years. More than 1000 orig­i­nal spare parts had to be lo­cated, the slid­ing roof was hand-re­stored and 50m of hound­stooth fab­ric cre­ated to re-trim the orig­i­nal in­te­rior. The ex­te­rior was re­painted by SEAT’s head of colour and trim, Jordi Font. He says: ‘It’s ab­so­lutely rem­i­nis­cent of the first 600s.’ Project en­gi­neer Ángel Lahoz adds: ‘The fi­nal re­sult is al­most bet­ter than when it orig­i­nally left the fac­tory.’

The 600 will par­tic­i­pate in events through­out the year in Spain. Toby Hall

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